i am currently taking prolosec over the counter and have for years. i would like to attempt a smaller dose, but it doesn t come any smaller. i m not sure every other day would work as i get a strong burn in the evening without it. what happens if you cut it in half? as i lose weight i will be able to reduce my necessity for it as that happened before when i lost a good bit of weight. a small amount daily i think would work. don t have health insurance right now to get a prescription, if a smaller dose is even available.